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Uber and Lyft approve 'war criminal' in recruitment scandal


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Uber and Lyft approve 'war criminal' in recruitment scandal

An alleged war criminal who was recruited to drive for Uber and Lyft has since raised questions about the thoroughness of background screening checks.

CNN reported that within a couple of days of applying to the ride-sharing company, the alleged war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali said that he was approved to ferry passengers around. According to his Uber profile, he has been working for the firm for 18 months.

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Comments (1)

  • Dave
    Thu, 16 May 2019 1:41pm BST
    What a cop out - "A Checkr Spokesperson told CNN that their checks “rely on public criminal records that have been adjudicated in a court of law rather than unverified sources like Google search results".

    An inexpensive global sanctions and watchlists search from one of many data aggregators would have instantly detected and flagged this individual with the appropriate warning. This failing highlights the need for this element in any decent background screening programme. CheckR even offer a GLOBAL WATCHLIST CHECK https://checkr.com/product/screenings/ which should fit the bill!

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